How Often Do You Seal Limestone? I Make It A Routine

Limestone is a material with great durability and other admirable natural characteristics. But it’s technically not a solid rock, which means that it can break into pieces if you drop heavy objects on it. The good news is that limestone can be repaired or refinished to look like new… or better-than-new if you went with high-end Limestone Cleaner products UK and skilled craftsmanship. This gives your stone an added layer of protection from everyday cracks and stains. These are some of the questions we hear most often about limestone repair, so in this article, we tried to answer some of these concerns and provide some helpful tips for upkeep and refinishing your stone.

Install Limestone Counter-Tops

From the sound of it, you’re thinking this is going to be another one of those posts about how limestone counter-tops are so easy to install that your dog can do it. And while I suppose you could use your dog in place of an extra pair of hands, and as a free helper, that could also be considered animal cruelty. So let me put some of your fears to rest–you do not need a professional installation firm to install limestone counter-tops, even if you don’t feel like you have a lot of experience or the right tools.

Outdoor Limestone Patio

There are many different things you can use to clean your outdoor limestone patio. You will need something that is safe for outdoor use and it should work in the hot sun when you have the time to give it a good scrubbing. There are many different ways that you can do this depending on what type of patio you have and what techniques you feel comfortable using. I will be discussing the common Limestone Cleaner products UK options you have and which ones I feel are best.

Clean up Any Spills

If your limestone has suffered from a spill of any kind from coffee to tea to red wine, it is vitally important that you clean up any spills as quickly as possible. This is especially the case if you are dealing with limestone or dolomite, which contain high levels of magnesium carbonate. The longer that this fluid remains in contact with limestone, the harder it will be to remove. So do what’s necessary to prevent a disaster. And remember that cast iron is not vulnerable to stains!

With time, your natural stone floor will start to look duller and darker. That’s because it needs protecting. Basically, you need to seal it regularly – every 2-3 years.  The best way to see if it’s time for resealing is to spill water on the floor and watch what happens for 5 minutes. If the water sits there looking idle for too long, the limestone tiles are ready for resealing.

Conclusion

Limestone isn’t extremely porous, but it does have pores. Pores are the little holes that help limestone to take in water. That’s why it’s so difficult to keep limestone clean and white – simply washing a spot of limestone won’t work, because you can’t wash the pores clean. Ever wondered why some stains are hard to get off? It is because they are lodged in a pore and it will take hours of cleaning to get them out. Don’t waste your time and energy on such stains.

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